The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from acclaimed director Joe Dante (Gremlins), who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift laboratory, the boys use an amazing discovery and their ingenuity to build their own spaceship and launch themselves on a fantastic interplanetary journey. A galaxy of adventure for the whole family, starring young River Phoenix (Stand By Me) and Ethan Hawke (Gattaca).

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
84 Ratings
84 Ratings

77% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: With a terrific young cast (including Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix) and some typically energetic work from director Joe Dante, Explorers soars past its '80s kiddie flick competitors with wit, good-looking effects, and tons of charm.

7+ COMMON SENSE

Kids' sci-fi adventure never fully blasts off.

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Studio
Paramount
Released
Copyright
© 1985 Paramount Pictures Corporation.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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